The Big Boo Cast, Episode 126

Real life has been FULL SPEED AHEAD the last few weeks; between traveling and speaking stuff and keeping up with our people, there hasn’t been a lot of time for podcasting. So, this episode is part one of our Official Late November / Early December Catch-up. We talk about my most recent shopping trip with Martha, our respective Thanksgivings, and of course, our Bulldogs and our Aggies.

Because I’m not sure if you’re aware of it, but my Bulldogs won the Egg Bowl 35-3.

And Melanie’s Aggies beat LSU in a game FOR THE AGES – a seven overtime thriller in College Station.

So, sit back and wrap some presents (or not) and drink some hot chocolate (or not) and prepare yourself for so many thoughts.

Seriously. It’s a lot of thoughts.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

Mississippi State’s win over Ole Miss

Texas A&M’s win over LSU

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 125

Here’s the second installment of our 2018 Gift Guide, this time with lots of options for women and men. You could also refer to this installment as HERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS WE LIKE and also HERE ARE THINGS WE WILL LIKELY PURCHASE FOR OUR HUSBANDS.

So see? The gift guide serves a lot of purposes.

We also do a quick recap of this past Saturday’s football games because precious is the day when both the Aggies and the Bulldogs are victorious.

We hope you enjoy this episode, and we especially hope that your Thanksgiving is full of time with the people you love most. We’re so grateful for y’all!

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

Show Notes:

The Princess Switch

Dumplin’ trailer

Gifts for women:

Brooks Running Greenlight Capri

Able Cascade lariat necklace

Able Hana Wallet

The Merly denim jacket

Granda bowl by Able

30% off FashionABLE with code ABLE30 at checkout plus free shipping

Nordstrom Kennebunk Bliss plush throw

Noonday Collection Wildflower Clutch

Nikki Cade Map Maker Commuter Clutch (what Sophie is using now and loving)

Yeti rambler 14 oz insulated coffee mug

Hydroflask coffee mug

Lune & Aster Destination Nudes Eyeshadow Palette

(code JETSET if you spend $100 or more at bluemercury.com and you get 10 free samples)

Natori Nirvana midi robe

Moxie Leather Bar Necklace

Shhhhowercap

Capri Blue Fir & Firewood Candle

Asos hand knitted chunky scarf

Lodge 6 quart enamel Dutch oven

FabFitFun subscription (use promo code BIGBOO for $10 off your first box)

Facetory

Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Socks

BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium 3000 Dryer

Gifts for men:

Worx jawsaw

Howler flannel shirt

Bose Soundlink micro bluetooth speaker

Under Armour ColdGear Reactor Vest

Warthog knife sharpener

Duke Cannon lip balm

Barrington leather money clip

Shelta hats – The Osprey

Surefire LED keychain light

Digital Tire Pressure Gauge, Lantoo 150PSI with 5 In 1 Rescue Tools

Patagonia better sweater quarter zip pullover

Kindle Paperwhite

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 124

All righty – you asked for it, and we aim to please, so here’s part one of our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. We had the best time rounding up ideas, and on this first installment, we focus on hostess gift options as well as gifts for teenage girls and guys.

This means that I use my teenage girl voice at least four too many times.

Anyway, we hope our suggestions are helpful (and fun!) (and also significantly reduce your shopping stress). As always, you can find links to everything in the show notes. Except for the rosemary tree from Lowe’s and anything from Trader Joe’s. Because Trader Joe’s online shopping options = sad trombone.

Be on the lookout for installment #2 (gifts for men and women) early next week.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Elaine Benes

Hostess Gifts:

Totally Bamboo State Shaped Serving and Cutting Board (search for “Totally Bamboo” and the state you’re looking for)

I’ll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller

Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff by Myquillin Smith

Love Welcome Serve: Recipes that Gather & Give by Amy Hannon

Two Funny Girls shatterproof Christmas cups

Tis the season paper Christmas cups with cardboard sleeve

Reverse to sherpa throw from TJMaxx and Target

Hummingbird Farms trio of creams

Heather Gauthier tea towels

The Pioneer Woman Flea Market Decorated Footed Bowls

– All Things Trader Joe’s (you have to go to Trader Joe’s)

Pickwick leather, tobacco and woods candle

Gifts for teenage girls:

“Anything from Urban”

ASOS lounge super soft onesie

Lily Rain jewelry

Boho Bandeau

Leather wallet phone case

– Sephora gift sets: Best Hair Ever, Lashstash, Face Mask Magic

Hydro Flask water bottle

Red Bubble stickers

marble make up brush set

Freestyle watches

Aerie oversized chenille turtleneck

Script & Scribble Chunky Personalized Notepads

Gifts for teenage boys:

– Cash

Gift cards for food (can email them via Target)

Apple Airpods

– Colorful, borderline obnoxious socks (Hot Sox and Nordstrom Rack)

Leatherman Wingman multi tool

Champion reverse weave hooded sweatshirt

waterproof dry bag

AMC Movie Gift Card

StubHub gift card

Spotify Premium gift card (please read all the restrictions before you buy…these cards apparently don’t work with family accounts)

Teton Sports sleeping bag

NBA jersey

Sponsors:

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Poshmark (download from app store; promo code BIGBOO5 for $5 off your first order)

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 123

It took us three tries to get this episode going; we had a little recording trouble with the site we normally use, so then we had to switch over to Skype and blah blah blah we’re the Bad News Bears of podcasting. Hi, welcome to the podcast, now watch us get hit in the chest by a fly ball. Or maybe a microphone.

Eventually, though, we found us a work-around, and we settled in for a nice, long chat about all manner of things: the State / Bama game, Melanie’s recent trip to Marshall, Texas, upcoming speaking stuff, and an update on the Camellia boots. We also discuss the struggle of my current no-shopping resolution and a few things that have inspired the fire out of me lately.

And finally, we break down our friend Jamie Golden’s recent skincare product recommendations that she shared on Instagram. It’s safe to say that she shared what most would consider a wealth of knowledge, and we are grateful.

Enjoy, y’all!

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

Show Notes:

Sam Edelman Camellia boots

Ben Rector’s Magic tour

H&M sweater tunic

Eric Church’s Desperate Man

The Wondering Years by Knox McCoy

Jamie Golden’s Instagram

Sophie’s favorite facial soap

The Ordinary

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 122

In this episode there is a very strange crackle-y noise that occurs randomly but consistently, and we have no idea what it is. I suggested to Melanie at one point that it was castanets, but clearly I was being sarcastic because as you all know we only play our castanets during the summer months.

I don’t even know what that means.

Anyway, if you can will yourself to hang in there during all the clicking / crackling, you’ll hear us talk about the Mississippi State / A&M game, one of my most confident parenting moments, and Melanie’s new beauty routine that involves cloth surgical tape. 

Y’all have no idea. It DELIGHTS me.

Hope you enjoy!

You can click here to listen. Or here. You can even listen right here on the blog.

And if you’re on the Facebook, well, we are, too.

We’d love for you to subscribe on iTunes, and we’d be honored if you’d leave us a review.

Nick Fitzgerald’s last touchdown against A&M

Sam Edelman Camellia boots (Melanie’s jubilee!)

cloth surgical tape

Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer

QB1: Beyond the Lights

The Syla

Closing Song

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 121

On this episode we talk about college football – specifically, the Bulldogs’ misfortunes against LSU and the upcoming MSU / A&M match-up. We also discuss Harry and Meghan’s baby news – along with their Australia trip. 

Besides that? Oh, just a couple of new strategies from Melanie in terms of fighting her sleep lines, and some serious over-thinking / over-emoting from Sophie in terms of how fast time seems to move these days. 

As the kids would say, we get all up in our feelings. 

You know who else would say that? BRIAN CHALMERS.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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– Brian Chalmers’ latest (thanks, @JennyDawnTX)

SEC Shorts – SEC teams get their mid-season report cards

QB1: Beyond the Lights (it’s FANTASTIC)

Jake Fromm’s Twitter

The Good Place

The Syla

The Slip silk pillowcase

Meghan and Harry’s Australia trip

The “portrait” in the glass carriage

Closing Song

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